March 12, 2018

Tata Steel organises National Safety Week closing ceremony

Jamshedpur: Tata Steel today organised the closing ceremony of the National Safety Week at the Steelennium Hall. Sanjiv Paul, vice president, safety, health and sustainability, Tata Steel, was the chief guest on the occasion, while Avneesh Gupta, vice president, shared services, Tata Steel, was the special guest and Shahnawaz Alam, vice president, Tata Workers Union, was the guest of honour. Executives of Tata Steel, business partners, safety professionals, and union committee members were present at the event.

Dignitaries at the closing ceremony of the National Safety Week held in Jamshedpur

Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest, Mr Paul, appreciated the role of the Tata Workers’ Union in the safety excellence journey of Tata Steel which made it possible for many milestones being achieved as far as safety was concerned. According to him, based on the learning from past experiences, many initiatives had been taken which would definitely enable the company towards its ‘Ultimate goal-Committed to Zero’. He added that contractor safety management needed to be improved with the active involvement of all contract owners (CO), contract administrators (CA) and all vendor partners.

Mr Gupta highlighted the importance of such safety functions for reinforcing the positive behaviour at the workplace. He emphasised on preparation and use of quality SOPs and involvement of competent workforce to mitigate risk at the workplace.

Mr Alam highlighted the role of different safety legislations towards incident prevention in India. He briefed about the role of different JDCs for promoting safety culture in Tata Steel. According to him, the company and its employees should continue the journey towards ‘continual safety improvement’.

Earlier, the National Safety Week was inaugurated on March 4, 2018, by a flag hoisting at different departments of the organisation with the theme ‘Reinforce Positive Behaviour at Workplace to Achieve Safety and Health Goal’.

During the week different safety promotional activities like hazard hunt, on the spot as well as online intranet based safety quiz, mass meetings, inter-divisional safety competitions etc., were organised. The winners received their awards during the closing ceremony. Life savers who played a vital role in saving lives during industrial incidents were also rewarded during the program.

Agam Kumar, head, safety continuous improvement, Tata Steel, reported on different activities conducted during the National Safety Week. All out locations of Tata Steel participated through VC connectivity.

The function ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Mr Kumar.